At Lamayuru Monastery which is one of the largest and oldest gonpas in Ladakh. Kargil-Leh Road, National Highway - 1
Mural at Lamayuru Monastery
Ladakh was ruled by several dynasties who brought their culture, religion and traditions to this region, giving it a unique feature. Irrespective of the rugged terrain and remote inaccessible areas, monks and preachers passed through them and built monasteries all over the region. Some of these monasteries are in ruins while others are still in inhabited, running as educational and religious centers. For a traveller, the monasteries of Ladakh are not just a cultural and architectural delight but they also offer an insight into some of the most ancient sacred sites and their magnificence and significance in shaping the history of the region.